Have you developed a successful innovative solution to a sanitation challenge applicable to Africa?
IWA is providing a unique opportunity for innovators to display their prototypes, solutions, and demonstrations alongside the upcoming Innovation Acceleration Forum to be held on 11 December 2023 at the IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition in Kigali, Rwanda.
The Innovation Acceleration Forum will provide access to innovations and to thinking around the sanitation agenda and aims to bring together innovators, government, utilities, city managers and practitioners. Sanitation innovators selected from this open call will receive a display space and support for participation in a dedicated Sanitation Innovation Showcase running alongside the Innovation Accelerration Forum on 11 December 2023 at the IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition in Kigali, Rwanda. The showcase provides a platform for technology offerings, especially those from Africa or relevant to its sanitation landscape and challenges.
Looking beyond technology innovation, the Innovation Acceleration Forum will encourage discussions on process, policy, governance, and social innovation from or applicable to the African context.
This is an open call for innovators, startups, researchers, NGOs, and industry leaders working on innovations related (but not limited) to:
- Sanitation Systems Technologies
- Digital Solutions to Sanitation
- Wastewater and Faecal Sludge / Septage Management, Treatment, and Reuse
- Sanitation Infrastructure
- Safety and Personal Protection Equipment for Sanitation Workers
- Eco-friendly, Nature-based Sustainable Sanitation Solutions
- Sanitation Governance, Policy, and Regulation
- Capacity Development